Cameroon – Anglophone crisis: The UN turned down the offer of federalism proposed by SDF.


During his meeting with the first vice-president of the opposition party, the special representative of the secretary general of united nation, and head of sectional office of united nation of central Africa, in visit in Cameroon last week, clearly indicated that the shape of a state doesn’t depend on international organisation, but on Cameroonian will themselves. Useful to our former president Paul Biya who has been reasserting for many times that the actual unitary form of Cameroon is not negotiable


“UN doesn’t have calling to get into debate in relation to state form. UN doesn’t have to react into inner state affair…how a state function is not the responsibility of united nation. This belongs to Cameroonian. Nevertheless we wish that Cameroonians come back to dialogue in other to choose the adequate state shape for all.”

So, was answering François Lounceny Fall, in front of the press the 13 April 2017, in term of his mission of good office that he just undertake in Cameroon, in other to make a point on the crisis which is omnipresent since November 2016 in the north- west and south-west; the two Anglophone region. The special representative of the secretary general of the united nation in central Africa has recognized to have met amount those implied in this crisis the vice president of SDF – the social democratic front, honourable Joshua Oshi who has presented to him the plan of the main oppositional party in favour of the coming back of federalism in Cameroon.

Formally questioned by a journalist within the existence in the united nation of procedure for secession or for coming back to federal form of a state, the chief of UNOCA – the united nation office for central Africa has varnished his answer of diplomacy which generally disguised diplomat declarations, even if he has showed himself contrasted on the question on the coming back of federalism sermon by SDF, and that furnished his talk with the honourable Joshua Oshi. An answer that dub the position of the power of Yaoundé, and particularly the one of the head of state Paul Biya who, by recognising the relevance of the sectorial demand expressed by Anglophones teachers and lawyers, has in many occasion remind that the unitary form of Cameroon state is not negotiable.

Problematical recovery of activities

Moreover, during his multiple meeting with the main character of the Anglophone crisis, Francois Lounceny Fall has met public authorities, as the general secretary of the presidency, the state minister in charge of law; whose proposition has been commended especially the one concerning the translation in English of the treaty of Ohada text and the judicature declared reform, the minister of foreign relation and the general delegate of national safety, but also leader of civilian society and of opposition, member of the diplomatic staff and of united nation state team, without forgotten those arrested and convicted in the case of manifestation in relation to Anglophones crisis in south-west and north-west region; in particularly Me. Félix kongho Agbor Balla, and the broadcaster Mancho Bibix including their lawyers.

“My exchanges with the different interlocutors have lead me to mark with satisfaction the determination of all to approach this question in a pacific manner together with their commitment to favour a measure putting ahead upper outback” has declared François Lounceny Fall.

Inspired from Sans Détour, Translate in english by ACTU-PLUS: Mylène Vanessa Toukep

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